Today in Android: Latest Version of MIUI Global Beta Avialable for 21 Devices and More


MIUI 10 is the latest version of Xiaomi's popular Android fork. It was announced alongside the Mi 8 and is currently in beta. Xiaomi has already released the schedule for its rollout, which begins later on this year. The beta program is divided into two sections; one exclusively for Chinese users and the other for everyone else. Today, Xiaomi has released the latest version of the MIUI 10 beta for the following devices

Xiaomi Redmi 4X
Xiaomi Mi 5s
Xiaomi Mi Max
Xiaomi Mi Max Prime
Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus
Xiaomi Redmi 4A
Xiaomi Redmi 5A
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Qualcomm/Redmi Note 4X
Xiaomi Mi Max 2
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A/Redmi Y1 Lite
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime/Redmi Y1
Xiaomi Redmi 5
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
Xiaomi Mi 6
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
Xiaomi Redmi S2/Redmi Y2
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro/Redmi Note 5
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
Xiaomi Mi 5
Xiaomi Mi Note 2
Xiaomi Mi Mix

People who are already a part of the beta program should receive it OTA in the next few days. The update brings little in the way of new features and focuses primarily on bugfixes and optimizations. Here's the changelog:

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Fix – Security stops working [Redmi Note 4]

Fix – No notification on lock screen [Mi 6]

Fix -The video is stuck when taking 1080P video [Mi 5]

Lock screen
Fix – Phone can unlock without password/fingerprint/pattern [Mi 6]

If you want to know more, head over to the MIUI forums for more information.

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